2023 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

Celebrate the start of the season and gather outside with your friends, family and community to enjoy the glow of the neighborhood holiday tree!

Holiday Kick-Off Celebration

Friday, November 17
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center
Tysons, VA

Join us for an enchanted evening full of snowflakes, sparkles and festive fun as Tysons Corner Center brings the community together in kicking off our 2023 Holiday Season! Programming will include Santa ringing in the season, music and dance performances, complimentary s’mores and hot chocolate bar, pop-up Holiday market featuring our Retailers, custom beverages by Barrel + Bushel, giveaways, and more.

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Tree Lighting 2023

Saturday, November 18
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Village at Leesburg
Leesburg, VA

Kick off the holidays at our annual Tree Lighting Festival! Join us for a afternoon of family-friendly entertainment from local performance groups, carolers, cookie decorating with The Conche, ice skating, and much more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be onsite, and they cannot wait to snap a photo with you!

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Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Friday, November 24
Parade: 11:00 am
Tree Lighting: 6:00 pm

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA

Reston Town Center launches the season with the annual Reston Holiday Parade celebrating its 32nd year! The one-of-a-kind, one-hour, half-mile parade along Market Street also welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. Since 1992, rain or shine, the parade has been an annual tradition on the day after Thanksgiving After the parade, the Clauses will return for the Tree Lighting at 6PM on Market Street.

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Holiday Tree Lighting + Santa Firetruck Parade

Friday, November 24
6:00pm – 9:0pm

Strawberry Park at Mosaic District
Fairfax, VA

Join us at Mosaic to welcome the arrival of the holiday season with a merry and bright tree lighting. Bring your family and friends to experience the Jolly Man as he spreads holiday cheer and makes his way through Mosaic on a firetruck and greets onlookers. Visitors can also meet and greet Santa in the Target lobby after the tree lighting.

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Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, November 26
4:00pm – 7:00pmpm

Cascades Overlook Town Center
Sterling, VA

Join us for the tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, November 26th from 4-7pm.  Santa will light the tree at 6:30pm!

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Lighting of the Trees

Monday, November 27
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Modera Founders Row
110 Founders Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046

Get into the festive spirit with a winter wonderland at Modera Founders Row and the City.

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Church Street Holiday Stroll

Monday, November 27

Historic Church Street
Vienna, VA

Enjoy live holiday music from local groups, a tree lighting led by Mayor Linda Colbert and great deals from local Church Street businesses! 

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Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 2

Town Green
25 West Market Stree
Leesburg, VA  20176

The Town of Leesburg will hold this year’s holiday tree lighting ceremony on Town Green beginning at 6:00pm. Join us for lights, live music, holiday characters and community cheer!  

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Festival of Lights and Carols

Saturday, December 2
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Tree Lighting at 5:30pm

Old Town Square
Fairfax, VA

Come listen to live holiday music and caroling, enjoy s’mores and hot cider, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Old Town Square!

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Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-Along

Saturday, December 2
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Herndon Old Town Hall
Herndon, VA

See and greet Santa as he rides in on his fire truck. Sing carols accompanied by the Herndon High School Band as Mayor Sheila Olem lights the tree! Enjoy refreshments courtesy of Green Lizard Cycling and Northwest Federal Credit Union.

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11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 2
5:00pm – 7:00pm

One Loudon
Ashburn, VA

The Holiday Tree Lighting at One Loudoun welcomes the community to celebrate the season. The event is designed to engage the broader community and to generate public awareness of One Loudoun and its merchants, restaurants, and partners! Attendance is free and open to the public.

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Celebration of Lights

Sunday, December 3
3:00pm – 6:00 pm

Great Falls Village Field
Great Falls, VA

Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies next to the fire as you listen to our local children’s choral groups sing seasonal music. Visit the petting zoo and pony rides before Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by fire truck to light the tree at 5:00. Children are then welcome to share their holiday wishes with Santa.

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Community Menorah Lighting with JCC of Northern Virginia

Thursday, December 14
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Mosaic District
Blue Dock
Between Shake Shack & West Elm
Fairfax, VA

It’s Chanukah time – and Mosaic is bringing the celebration to you! Join them as they light the candles, sing songs, enjoy entertainment, spin the dreidel and more!

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